VAUGHAN, Rowland (d.1566), of Porthaml, Talgarth, Brec.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. of Sir Roger Vaughan of Porthaml by Catherine, da. of (Sir) George Herbert of Swansea. educ. I. Temple 1556 or 1557. m. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Miles Parry of New Court, Herefs., 1s. 2da.

Offices Held

J.p. Brec. from 1561.


Vaughan’s family had dominated Breconshire since the Act of Union. He had his first parliamentary experience, as Member for the Boroughs, soon after he had finished his education at an inn of court. He soon afterwards joined his father on the county bench, and in the next Parliament Sir Roger surrendered to his son the county seat, taking over from him the representation of the Boroughs. It is interesting to see that the 1563 election return styles him Sir Rowland Vaughan. A Rowland Vaughan was buried at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, on 19 Jan. 1566. Whether or not this was the MP, Rowland Vaughan of Porthaml was certainly dead (during the life of his father) by 25 June that year, when administration of his estate was granted to the widow.

T. Jones, Brec. iii. 43; CPR, 1560-3, p. 445; C219/27/50; PCC admon. act bk. 1566, f. 110.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.